Grammar and Spelling
Section One - Grammar and Spelling
1. Gender: There is no distinction in Khmer.
2. Plurals: the plural can't be recognised, they have articles before nouns. In Baley the plural can be recognized, e.g.
Section Two - Punctuation
1. Full stops: Full stops are not used at the end of headings, titles, subtitles, dates or page numbers.
2. Semi-colons: Semi-colons are used for changing sound. e.g.
3. Capitalisation: This is often used in magazines, headings, titles and the beginning of sentences but is never used in simple writing.
4. Hyphenation: Words are hyphenated by syllable.
Section Three – Measurements and Abbreviations
1. Measurements: Metric system is commonly used for length except for computer monitor (inches), inner diameter of pipes/tubes, nautical miles, the size of computer disks.
is used for fruit, in some places is used for rice.
Time: 24 hour clock is used or can use AM = PM =
Date: the Cambodian lunar calendar is divided into 12 or 13 months, a 29 or 30-day month. In a month, the 15 first days are shown by and the next 14 or 15 days are shown by In the 15th the moon is full.
In numbers, a comma is used for denoting decimals, a point is used for separating 4 digits in thousand.
No space before a symbol, including °C
Section Four - Geographic Distribution
The Khmer language is spoken in Cambodia and is the official language. In addition, there are Khmer speakers in Vietnam, Thailand, USA, France and Australian. Khmer is descended from Baley The Khmer language is used by one of the Vietnamese ethnic minority people.
Khmer is one of the main Austroasiatic languages. As result of their geographic proximity, the Khmer language has influenced Thai and Laotian, and vice versa. It differs to Thai, Laotian and Vietnamese in that it is not a tonal language.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_language (accessed 14.06.05)
Section Five - Character Set
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